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of a 3 million budget gap. the city handed out 38 pink slips. stockton was the first city to declare bankruptcy and the largest city in the nation to do so. listen up before you do your next load of laundry. ge is recalling front load washing machines because the basket could separate and cause injuries. the model affected were sold in gold, red and white colors from july 2008, to august 2011. heather? >> thank you so much. 24 minutes after the hour now. more and more americans are voting without going to the polls. but the trend is causing concern about voters fraud. eric shawn has more. >> absentee ballots and mailing in your vote are a way for your voice to be heard. 90 million voters in the election 14 million and 50 percent of the electorate used absentee ballots. new jersey expects 40,000 absentee ballots and joe hogan the county clerk said there is a rigorous official that requires officials to insure the integrity of absentee ballots. our people get the information and verification and the ballot is sent out in a complete packet with instructions . that ballot is returned to
here in maryland. a big mess is left to clean up in one spot, ocean city, we first began reporting the problems as san day made her way to landfall. tim is live. >> reporter: the freezing rain has let up a bit. we are getting it on and off and the wind gusts that you saw yesterday are gone. sandy was the uponster that we all -- monster that we all feared. it's going to take days to determine the devastation. millions of americans are waking up impacted. 5million americans are without power this morning. new york city, lower manhattan devastated, encountered severe flooding, stock exchange is not going to open today. new jersey, parts of new jersey are completely under water. people needing to be rescued and evacuated. one hospital in lower manhattan had to be evacuated. small babies. it was a devastating storm, enormous surge, 13 feet in new york city. people stranded all throughout the region and 8 states that are going to have snow. >> tim, where you are in ocean city, maryland, there at the point of the atlantic ocean, you are trapped there. there was a mandatory evacuation set
. blumberg said he spoke with the president and his team of staff tuesday and the city would but first thehem city officials have a lot of things to do. is blamed for 50 nearly 70the u.s. and more and caribbean. the storm left 8 million customers without power nationwide. working around the clock thery to restore power to customersousands of in the d.c. region. they are making progress. numbersok at the latest -- most of those outages are in anne arundel county. power outages could make the tricky forittle headed back to school this morning and people get to work. out another school closed, in howard bowman bridge. those at the top of the screen. brianne carter has more. morning. prince george's county schools announcement yesterday schools would be open but that the appeal -- but xl academy -- excel academy, the lights are willut we don't know if it reopen. is not beente updated. we called a 24-hour weather line. queen elementary school, we're not sure about that school either. we are still waiting on that. has been out at these two schools. the power companies have been working around the c
spike that includes the city's first murder of the year. early sunday morning, 36-year- old lamont ellis was found shot dead in an alley. friends and family members gathered at a vigil last night and while fox 5 was working the story, shots rang out nearby. officers raced to that scene. it turned out to be a street fight involving 15 to 20 people along west south street. one person was stabbed and is in serious condition. no word for the two incidents are related. >>> a local university professor killed in a tragic accident in northwest. a driver hay medical emergency and lost control of her vehicle. she hit professor rhett leverett as he stood on the sidewalk at sixth and e street. he taught history at marymount with an emphasis on european history. he was 60 years old. >>> protesters will continue today to mark the one-year anniversary of the occupy d.c. movement. protesters will hold a veteran march at noon at freedom plaza as well as a protest tonight in front of the bank of america on vermont and l street. yesterday, protester marched on freedom plaza to the commerce building. they
. they may be the first place raiders. oakland plans to keep their hopes alive in kansas city, next. ,,,, get sleep train's very best mattresses at the guaranteed lowest price. plus, pay no interest for 3 years on the best brand-name mattress sets. but the best rest event ends sunday at sleep train. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ five straight games at arrod stadium, tryin' to make it d close in on first place in e afc west... tanford routt >>> resurging raiders won five straight games. closing in first place in the afc west. didn't take long to get reacquainted. first play, he ticked off carson palmer. and he gets the second interception. and the chiefs didn't put any points on the board as a result of that turnover. raiders up '-0. braidies win on the back. and that's the safety's first interception of the year. and palmer drives the raiders into the red zone, where he does a nice job. ap this is the touchdown pass right through his hand. raiders settled for another field goal. the raiders defense, and knocked him out of the game. he took a beating. he left the game with a he
? there's a new app for that. today my taxi launches here in d.c., itself first city in the u.s. to get the popular system from europe. you heard how the system works first this morning right here on 9news now. >> press the button and then you see all the taxis around you. the first one accepts your request. you can follow on the screen when the taxi is arriving, where the taxi is at and you have a countdown showing you when to go outside so you don't have to wait in the rain. >> the app is free for smartphones. riders won't pay any more for their fares than the standard rate. cabbies will pay 99 cents a ride starting next year. >>> if you bought a new white or silver car this year, our tea good company. those have been the top vehicle color choices. 22% of cars and trucks built for the 2012 model year have white paint. silver at 20%. black in third place followed by gray and red. and if you love beer, this news is for you. out of 150 countries studied, it takes the least amount of time to earn a beer in the united states. swiss bank ubs says it takes americans just five minutes on the
much for coming? >> thank so you much for having us. >> washington, d.c., first city in the united states. you're really big in europe. why did you pick washington? >> well, washington is just ready for a taxi app like my taxi. we figured is that we for the first time bring transparency to the market. also we have a very strong partner called car to go which is a subsidy of dimeler and they're already very big over here. we're hoping to make use of our potential and kind of bring a new subject to the whole transportation system in d.c. >> you've got a little bit of competition so far from the likes of a livery system, not entirely a taxi system. taxi magic which really hasn't had a big foothold here in washington. how does your app work? what makes it different from the other apps that are available? >> well, first of all, we target a bigger group of people so my taxi is designed for everyone out there. what we exrait is a connection between the -- we create is a connection between the driver and the passenger which makes it very individual for both sides. >> basically if you are l
city, we are dealing with another accident on frank first, at hanover street. if you are traveling through the fort mc henry, there is nothing to get in your way, harbor ton leal be clear. here is what the west side looks like at baltimore national pike, no problems what solve, it will be clear from 795 rs down to 95. >>> baltimore county firefighter is charged with sexually abusing two teen boys. linda so is life at county police headquarter with the latest. it seems police are working to get the man's photograph out there. why are they doing that? >> reporter: police believe there are victims who have yet to come forward. parents, take a good look at this picture. 23 year old, anthony cotel of owings mills is accused of sexually abusing two, 14-year- old boys. one of the victims contacted police last week and told them cotel abused him while living with his family and said he witnessed cotel abusing one of his friend's at his house. cotel is a probationary firefighter with the baltimore county fire department and active volunteer with the landsdown firefighter department, he has
to improve anytime soon. brad has been in ocean city, md., sandy first arrived. some shelterg right now. i thought this was going to calm down. in fact, the wind speed has storm hasbecause the tooser as it came shore in new jersey. ,t is nasty looking, certainly are about half the what they were when [inaudible] blowing in.n stille you can see which way the wind blowing. are heading toward another in a few hours. we had a high tide this morning at 8:00 that was pretty dramatic. up and overoming the sea wall. pretty substantial. this is an example of the power of those waves. is one of the benches they very heavy cast-iron bench. it was drawn into this garden. as was this bench. another one over there. it is pretty much like that up and down the boardwalk. you can see some of the debris out here. you can see the sand starting to on the boardwalk as the and thecomes exposed comes walking around the buildings. -- would been around the buildings. about theconcern flooding and there was a lot of flooding in ocean city big 16 street south all the way to the image, a block behind the boardwalk, a
, but this is the first time the city council is to publicly interview him. this is the first time the citizens have an opportunity to articulate their concerns. this is ceremonial, quite frankly, at this point in time. this should have been on the front end. >> i spoke with the mayor's office. they say the mayor spoke with community leaders before the process took place. she met with eight groups. that includes the bel air association, northwest citizens on patrol, the baltimore jewish council, the baltimore archdiocese, and the baltimore branch of the naacp. these are just a few of the groups that the mayor met with when she was deciding the process of this new commissioner. wbal-tv 11 news. >> other than high thin clouds blocking the sun at times, beautiful day across the mid- atlantic. you can see those clouds moving from the south to the northeast. and not producing any precipitation, although there are showers up and through the great lakes. there are mild temperatures in our area, mostly the 60's across the state from the mountains to the bay and the coast. we are in for a pleasant night toni
to fight obesity. if it passes, richmond would become the first city to impose just a tax on businesses. the town hall meeting starts at 7:00 in richmond. >>> let's quickly check in with sal, see what's happening in the commute. >> let's go out and show -- let's take a look at the commute. 880, a little bit slow as you come through. bay bridge toll plaza that is backed up for a 20-minute delay. if you are in san jose, northbound 101 you will see some slow traffic there. let's go back to the studio. we have fock out there. once that fog burns off and then sunny. a little cooler. we look for rain. so the ra paid looks -- so the parade looks okay. all eyes on sandy. that's off the chart. it's incredible how strong this system is getting stronger. >> how -- >> the eye is almost 25 miles wide. winds, out 1 -- storm winds out 500 miles. >> wow. >> okay. well, that's our report for this morning. we thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we'll see you the mex time news breaks. be sure to join the news at noon for more on hurricane sandy as steve said, it's just about to bear down on the ne
in the ocean. we're going to have more on that in a moment. >>> first, in new york city the subway system remains crippled after heavy flooding caused what officials say the worst damage in its 108 year history. no one knows when it will be up and running again. >>> let's go back to new jersey. there were countless rescues there and for some the realization that they were no match for mother nature. >> terrible. it was awful. it was the worst thing i ever saw. the waters came down like crazy. we were sorry we stayed. >>> new jersey appears to have taken the brunt. the weather channel's dave malkoff is live for us in toms river, new jersey. one of the hfof the hardest hit. thanks for being with us. what's it look like this morning? >> good morning. you can see where we are right now. we are standing right next to a boat. but as we pull out, you can see the boat is nowhere near the marina. we're right in the middle of the highway. the 30-foot boat is just contained of sitting there. if you read the back, it says that it came from beachwood which is down about that way, but if you look acros
on that in a moment. >>> first, in new york city the subway system remains crippled after heavy flooding caused what officials say the worst damage in its 108 year history. no one knows when it will be up and running again. >>> let's go back to new jersey. there were countless rescues there and for some the realization that they were no match for mother nature. >> terrible. it was awful. it was the worst thing i ever saw. the waters came down like crazy. we were sorry we stayed. >> well, let's go live now to kathryn craig. she's from our new york station, wnbc. she is down in lower manhattan. kathryn, thank you for joining us. it's a ghost town. it's incredibly eerie. can you describe it for us? >> reporter: people call it a ghost town, lib. this is the financial heart of new york city. in this area so much work is going on. right over here you can see all of this water coming out. what workers are doing is pumping water out of the office buildings here. there's also a subway station next to us and that had 13 feet of water from the tracks all the way up to the ceiling underground. it is a pretty gr
the next batch of rain in its way into maryland. first, a live look at ocean city from the grand hotel. >> no doubt you remember the megamillions craziness from april when a mcdonald's employee claimed to have the winning ticket but never produced it. 14 of her co-workers that were part of the lottery pool are suing her, claiming that not only did she have the winning ticket, but she and her lawyer came up with the and elaborate plan to have the three public school teachers come forward to attending to be the winners to throw everyone else off. lottery officials left after hearing of the lawsuit, saying that the teachers are the verified winners. your daily pick three and pick four numbers are st. ahead -- straight ahead. in "consumer alert," u.s. agriculture economists say that reports of a bacon shortage are misleading. there is no threat of a widespread pork shortage, but consumers can expect to pay more for the meat and in the coming months. the recent drought is affecting pig feed costs. the u.s. agriculture department has slashed its forecast for corn output to 10.8 bushels, poli
and hired 300 new employees. the new target store will be the first in the city. the store opens 7 a.m. and will cater to shoppers buying food and smaller items. >>> drama building for pumpkin fanatics today annual world championship pumpkin weigh-off kicks off in half moon bay -- last year's winning gourd set a new record. >> a lot of tasteless, yucky pie. >> going for one ton this year. >>> time for a look at the forecast. >>> cooler, a few degrees here and there. pumpkin weigh-off at half moon bay, 7:00 this morning starts, a few clouds and 57, light breeze at 9:00, a few clouds and 60, by the time we get to 11:00 and find the winner, 63°. this afternoon mix of clouds and sun, partly cloudy to mostly sunny, low 60s coast into san francisco, mi$gwÑ 60s o near 70 bay, upper 60s to mid 70s inland. monterey bay sunshine, mix of clouds that will come in during the afternoon, mid to upper 60s around the bay, low to mid 70s inland. next couple of days, still have a chance of a shower, mainly south around the monterey bay further south tuesday and wednesday, then over for thursday f we
from rookie pinch hitter tyler moore. washington beat st. louis 3-2 in the city's first post season game since 1933. >> it was fun, i think the atmosphere was great, the fans here some of the best fans in baseball, so it is a great place to play. >> every time you win a game, it is huge. they played in a playoff game or the wild card game before. i think it was good for us to get a w. >> it is baseball, there is no science behind it. baseball just about controlling your heartbeat and you know, we did that today. >> now among the 47,000 people packing busch stadium yesterday there was also a group of vocal nats fans. game two against the cardinals starts at 4:37 p.m. and then our first home game of the series is of course on wednesday at noon. something i think all of us here in washington are looking forward to. mike and andrea? >> of course we are looking forward to it. >> that is going to be a tough ticket on get on wednesday. the success of all of our sports team in the region has been a good thing for local businesses. specifically you know at the sports bars and restaurants. th
city, on frank first at handover street. if you are traveling through the tunnels, no problems through the fort mc henry or harbor tunnel. harrisburg expressway, here is a live look, north of the beltway, not too many cars. a nice ride once you get onto the jfx in to the city, no delays now. 11 minutes from the beltway down to fayette street. if you are traveling on 695, here is what it looks like in overly, bel air, inner loop 95. >>> five things you need to know on this tuesday morning for example you have been to the pump, you may notice a drop in the cost of fuel. nationwide, the average cost for a gallon of gas is $3.80, two cents lower than a week ago. the average per gallon around baltimore, stands at $3.68 , the price is above the $0.37 higher than it was this time a year ago. >>> recall on peanut butter maybe bigger than first thought. the list includes nut butters made with almonds, cash cashews and sesame seeds. >>> lance armstrong is coming to our area. armstrong is taking part in a cancer survival panel at centennial high school at howard county and taking part in a triath
. it will be in the first week of november before the new york city subway system. 468 station and 68 plus miles of track can reopen. they have been closed since before the storm. jfk airport will possibly open up. we don't know when la guardia or newark airport will open up back for business. airport in boston started slowly the take off and landings. but the tuesday total of cancellation. 18,000 in one day . a lot of folks lost their homes including more than 100 in a fire in breezy point, queens. the damage could top 20 billion and 20 or 30 billion in lost business. those numbers are huge that experts are hoping could be and might be off set by the cost of a repair and rebuilding. back to you in new york. >> thank you, peter. we told you about atlantic city, but just south of there. parts of ocean city, new jersey boardwalk also swept away . sandy swept away much of the town. we are joined where clean up is under way, stephanie. >> it is bad here in ocean city . the bay on one side and ocean on the other. it looks like i am standing on the beach but we are on the fifth street acess point to the boardw
will fly at citi field to mark the first anniversary of steve job's death. that is where he laid out his plan for apples new circular headquarters building on the city's website mayor mark says that flying the city flag half staff is a small reminder of the impact that jobs had on the community. >>> san francisco has a new catholic archbishop this morning. more than 2,000 worshipers filed into the building. some consider him a controversial figure because of his support for california's same sex marriage ban. despite that parishioners believe he will reach out to liberals. >> stop teaching hate. stop teaching hate. >> outside the church about a dozen gay right activists protested his installation. >>> 4:47 is the time right now. under the threat of a federal takeover, oakland police say they are working to curve the violent. the city averages one homicide every three days but in an operation with the atf the department has taken 570 firearms off the street this year. police will also work with churches on crime prevention and community outreach. yesterday critics filed a motion for a tak
talk about my background how i first got into the position as the mayor in a small city about 40,000 people outside of springfield in the western part of massachusetts. i was born and raised there and went to the public schools and when i got into brown studied urban studies there and unlike a lot of folks my age to give back to the city that i thought had given me the opportunity that i had. holyoke is a rich history and is the first city to the committee to make papers we are the paper city. like a lot of cities on the northeast we move the industrial city but folks came in to holyoke and a lot of the factories moved overseas. the unemployment rate is larger or how your domestic and national average about 50% of the population is latino and mostly puerto rican defense and very diverse city as well. so i got elected last november and there's four of us in the election the nonpartisan from the local level to start against each other in november and i went with 53% of the vote and became the mayor in january at the age of 22 and i turned 23 and i will be 24 in january so i quickly
sugerman shows us what the fall classic meanst tot city and its people and -- to the city and its people and has the mood changed too? >> reporter: well, nothing like a home team home run and the first lead of the entire series for detroit. to get fans excited and yes, i heard some loud yelling from the stadium which i hasn't heard in the last -- hadn't heard in the last couple can of days, the region -- couple of days. the region really needs a boost. the following is a tale of two cities. and of how both are trying to ride on a tigers' tale. first, some good news. some detroit real estate is up over 100% this year. >> between 25 and 30. thousand. >> reporter: a similar home like david larson's fixer upper would have cost $10,000 at the beginning of the year. >> this is just detroit. this is all we've ever known. >> detroit has lost the equivalent of one and a half san franciscos. >> reporter: native bill mcgraw who runs the website deadlinedetroit gave us a tour of his city that in fact has lost two-thirds of its population. >> that's really why there's all this vacant lots and empty b
. >>> let's get to the news here at 30 rock in new york city. the first presidential debate a matter of hours away. a new battleground poll released moments ago shows where the race stans in ohio, virginia and florida. acoring to the nbc news/"wall street journal"/maris poll, ohio has opened up a lead in ohio among likely voters. in virginia, the president's lead shrunk to 2 points, well within the margin of error. there's a statistical tie there. the president held a five-point lead just last month. in florida, romney closed the gap as well. he's statistically tied with the president there. last month, romney trailed the president in that state by five points. a tight race all the way around. new national polls show the race tightening with 34 days to go. head-to-head matchup here. this is nationally. president obama leading 49% to 46% among likely voters. again, within the margin of error and closer than it was two weeks ago. on the direction of the country, 40% say we're heading in the right direction. 53% say things are on the wrong track. 40% is the highest mark for this questio
by showing up on election day. nina turner has represented cleveland, ohio, since 2006. first at city hall, now as a state senator. it's great to have you with us today, and the obama campaign touted its early lead there in ohio in the early voting yesterday saying it's not going to let up. as we know, the vice president is there basically all week. the race there will only get more heated with ohio now the top market in the ad spending. i want everybody to take a look at that. $177 million. is president obama's early lead enough to buffer any gains that the romney campaign is expected to make on election day the old fashioned way? >> i believe so, thomas. i mean, ohio is the president's life line. just as we delivered ohio in 2008, we will deliver ohio in 2012. the buckeyes here in the state understand that the president's policies are what are right for the state of ohio from throwing a lifeline to the auto industry to making sure that one of the first pieces of legislation that he signed into law was the lily leadbetter act. we have a governor in governor romney who can't even decide wh
will feel it first, but this storm spreads inland a lot. >> reporter: it does. atlantic city, obviously is going to feel it. one of the first places. once that storm continues on, all of the way to ohio, western pennsylvania, even canada. in atlantic city, they're taking it very seriously, some of the businesses have already been boarding up. only emergency vehicles coming all of the way through. other than that, we're really not going to imagine much more than the storm surge. that's the biggest concern here in atlantic city. in 34 years of legalized gambling this is what has happened, shutdown of casinos three times. irene being the last time. we didn't hit that hard enough, right at the coast, from jersey shore up through new york city, long island, you get the bigger numbers. because of the shape of the land, it's going to help that southwest to -- southeast to the northwest flow. other spots will have a surge. we're talking 60 to 80 miles an hour winds in that red area, boston, pittsburgh is included. washington, d.c., even. the purple area all of the way through maine, 40 to 60-mi
fashion week, the first time the city has hosted such an event. it kicked off today with a fashion show that featured collections by 15 designers from africa. the event was organized by a french designer who was born in senegal. she said african designers are often underrepresented in the fashion world and she wanted to bring their talents and their achievements to a global audience. the show heads to montreal next month, and then to brazil in march. >>> when we come right back, a liquor store customer comes to the rescue of a clerk after an out-of-control truck kraeshs right into the store. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% more than cards earning 1% cash back on almost everything. >>> it's still early october, but as you can see, some folks are already hitting the slopes. the ski run is coated with 24 inches of the white stuff. thanks to machines. not mother nature. and while minnesota is a popular ski area, this is one of the earliest openings for that region. kind of weir
. demonstrators are planning to march downdownand reopen pie the plaza overnight. the mayor says the city wants to protect first amendment rights but will not tolerate camping or overnight vandalism. >> we help people if they want to have a peaceful demonstration, we're ready to accommodate them. we're also ready to enforce the rules. >> i think the message today is a very basic one. that's just violence versus nonviolence. it's been an issue with the police here. it's been an issue within the movement at some time perhaps. and it's something that we need to address. >> now, oakland police have been in the area all day. and say while they expect a peaceful protest, they're ready for everything and anything. >>> 12 days and counting. so much campaigning that the president is losing his voice. also, the controversial comments of an indiana senate candidate are becoming a campaign issue. steve handlesman joins us live from the nation's capital. he's following all the action from washington. >> good evening to you. it's a bit of a campaign frenzy, and it's not even the final sprint. it's exhausting
of times. this is the first time i've done one in new york city, and it's in a lot of ways a different animal. you learn how fragile a big city can be, a big strong city like this. it's just different, and that surge, as i said, was really something to behold. >> yeah. >> scott cohn, thank you very much. see you later. >>> coming up next, hurricane sandy hitting long island's massapequa hard tonight turning streets into rivers. more on how the storm is ravaging the northeast and how refineries are being affected as well. we'll be back in two minutes. >>> welcome back. sandy has closed several of the region's major refineries. here's a look at the process to reopen these fuel centers. cnbc's sharon epperson has more. >> reporter: getting a refinery back online after a full shutdown due to a hurricane or major storm can be a lengthy multi-phase operation. the first step, returning evacuated personnel to the refinery, could take a few days depending on conditions and surrounding areas. once on location, the crew evaluates the storm damage, like flooding or downed power lines. if the power
sensation . next the bad. the bad on the war on soda. first new york city banned sugary drirchings larger than 16 ounces and washington d.c. city council is taking up the issue . and a memphis mom is accused of faking her daughter's death for money. she said she had died of an asmaattack. she collected donations and then her co-workers discovered the truth and called police. >> it is time to get scrambled up. gretchen carlson is here to help us. >> this one is stumping me . >> this is a long
in zone a and there are hundreds more in shelters across the city. first i want to thank those who are taking quick action to ensure their own safety and to make it easier for the rest of us. i want to thank all the people that are here working, they are volunteers and doing a phenomenal job and i would like to give everybody a little bit more of an update on the city's preparation for hurricane sandy right now. the hurricane -- earlier today i signed an executive order for t the mandatory evacuation of homes and businesses in -- the low lying coastal areas of the city. to reiterate what are the low-lying areas, zone a included manhattan beach along the east river in brooklyn, all of the rock aways and also hamilton beach and broad channels in queens, all of the coastline in staten island, city island, and another patch of the south bronx, battery park city, and stretches of the the west side water front and of the lower east side village in manhattan. there are two maps on display there, which we have and which we're trying to get. which show the areas as zone a, but the bottom li
because of weather for the first time since 1985. the city subway system used by 5 million people a day was boarded up. the second time it's been shut down. first being last year in the lead up to hurricane irene. >> i need to go to port authority and i need to catch a bus. >> went down here to get her back on the train and i don't think -- i don't know are the buses running? >> reporter: for many new yorkers sunday was a day to prepare for the storm or get out of town. >> we were called several times by our building management company and told we had to evacuate, so we're off. >> reporter: and classes at all public schools today have been cancelled and dozens of schools have been turned into shelters. all broadway shows for tonight have been cancelled. >> the conditions out there are expected to get worse throughout the morning. what's it like out there right now? >> reporter: well right now we're seeing some wind. we are next to the water so this is normally a windy area. we're seeing winds starting to pick up just a little bit. a tiny bit of drizzle. nothing compared to what we're ex
of the city. the first stop? a tree down near the historic home of frederick douglass. >> i think we're in good shape. we've had minimal flooding up to now. this is still a threat over the next four to eight hours of some flooding on the potomac. >> reporter: the mayor's group headed to northeast where we found crews removing this tree from ebart street. residents thankful it was only a car damaged when the tree came down. >> the most important thing, there's no life lost and that's the main thing. >> reporter: because of the strong winds last night and early this morning, there are trees down across the district, but the good news, as soon as they came down, there were crews to pick them up. crews working right here on calvert street northwest removing a big tree here. even with all the downed trees no one was injured and power outages were restored quickly for the most part. >> they were here as soon as i woke up, so we're pretty happy with their response. >> it's obvious pepco was taking this event very seriously and i want to commend them. >> reporter: back out live here in up
the first floors in ocean city. talking about the response, we expect to get an update from ocean city officials about 10:00 this morning on the condition and the efforts underway. already this morning we have seen ocean city police and members of the national guard driving along the boardwalk to check out the conditions and to make sure nobody is out here this morning. that is the big concern, for safety and for flooding out here. talking about that in general, we have mandatory evacuations for areas south of this point where we are. 8:00 last night is when there were told to leave by. if you of not been able to leave by now, you have to stay in place. they've closed the bridge from 50 to be able to get in and out. if you are still here, you'll have to stay through the duration of the storm. there were voluntary evacuations for low-lying areas along the delmarva peninsula for people concerned about flooding. we have seen areas boarded up for a precaution for what will come our way. the big concern is we are already starting to see what we're seeing during the height of irene. and we a
. the doors open around 9:00. richmond will host romney on sunday. it's the first stop of a three-city tour for the republican. he will visit virginia at battlefield high school. he will wrap up the day at the farm bureau amphitheater in virginia beach. romney's running mate, paul ryan will stop in bristol and charlottesville. joe biden goes to virginia beach and lynchburg saturday. >> there are major problems with absentee ballots in maryland. they heard from a voter who say he was missing a page of referendum questions. some were the most talked about questions like six on gay marriage and seven on gambling. there are a small number of ballots missing pages. if you have not voted, you can call your local election board for a new ballot. head to www.nbcwashington.com and search ballot for more information. >>> some of those campaign signs you see along roadways on your way to work may be gone, soon. road crews are removing hundreds of those signs in maryland. the state highway administration says many signs were put there illegally. this has nothing to do with politics. the highway adminis
on a story we first brought you yesterday. d.c. may be the next city to crack down on the oversized sugary drinks. some city council members say they would support a ban on super sized drinks in an effort to battle owe weast. d.c. leaders could consider a ban like new york on anything over 16 ounces or a tax. councilmember mary cheh says she will take up the issue in the next few months. >> this is not something we can ignore. i know people say nanny state. if there is a serious public health problem, when hasn't the government looked to take steps to address it? >> the issue is that kids are drinking too much soda and it is up to parents to reduce that amount themselves. that is a decision that parents rather than mary cheh and the d.c. council should make. >> a similar effort by the d.c. council came up short in 2010 but only by one vote. >>> it is as thin as a pencil and as light as a notepad. the new ipad mini is unveiled. >> we'll get a look at t plus apple is not the only one with wig changes. -- we'll get a look at it. mainly i was thinking about my family. how am i going to take ca
's keith boykin and cnbc ann cornblut. for the first time in new york city, a nationally syndicated radio show host conservative steve diese. we said governor romney's momentum, but let me clarify this poll likely women voters. in virginia the president leads 54/42, ohio 54/42, florida, 54/41. is the president discussing these issues related to women's health because he sees governor romney having momentum or that's an achilles heel for governor romney? >> i think it's an achilles heel for romney. they focused on it, and they have a strong record on women's issues. governor romney does not. it's not just the binders comment, but you saw today they released this very strong ad on abortion going after mitt romney's contradictions on the state. this is why people like steve in the past never supported mitt romney, because he's all over the map on the issue of abortion. ted kennedy called him multiple choice. >> we have a new ad from the president hitting governor romney on the issue of abortion and we have the romney campaign's response if you will. those are out today, in fact. let's play t
't win in front of their hometown fans that's already. the first time since the 1985 kansas city royals to win six elimination games on tear way to capturing the world series. giants will be honored with a parade wednesday morning. mayor lee announced the city will salute the champions as they did in 2010 when this parade concluded with the celebration at civic center plaza. lincecum there. the parade will start at 11 a.m. at the foot of market, then follow market to civic center plaza. the mayor's office and giants will announce more details in the next couple of days. you can watch the parade here live on abc7 wednesday, also streamed live through our ipad app and on our website. find more details on abc7news.com. >>> 6:30 six. we are tracking -- 6:36. we are tracking hurricane sandy, atlantic city, new jersey casinos closed because of the storm. meteorologist mike nicco is tracking the act. >>> [ inaudible ] . >>> welcome back. doppler tracking the fog color coding north bay valleys along the coast, bay shore this means visibilities will be a quarter mile or less through at least 8:0
. boy, does that look good. the sun is shining here in new york city. first full day that we've seen of that in the last several days. of course, october 31st means it is halloween morning, but while a lot of people across the country and their children will be celebrating tonight, a lot of people in this part of the country will not. obviously their towns have been really hardly affected or hard hit by the hurricane and then tropical storm sandy, so it's going to be an unusual halloween for a lot of people. i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie and willie geist. we didn't do our halloween celebration here this morning, but our thoughts are with the people who are getting to celebrate. meanwhile, the destruction is evident. 6 million people or more are waking up without power today. you've got homes submerged all along the jersey shore, along the coastline of new york and connecticut. the president is going to get a firsthand look at this today as he tours some of the hardest hit portions of new jersey with the governor of that state, chris christie, so we're going to have more
, what can rg3 expect in his first big trip to the seal city plus a positive update on amanda flesher. news at 5:00 continues after this. this. president obama: there's just no quit in n america... and you're seeing that right now. over five million new jobs. exports up forty one percent. home values... rising. our auto industry... back. and our heroes are coming home. we're not there yet, but we've made real progress and the... last thing we should do is turn back now. here's my plan for the next four years: making education and training a national priority; building on our manufacturing boom; boosting american-made energy; reducing the deficits responsibly by cutting where... we can, and asking the wealthy to pay a little more. and ending the war in afghanistan, so we can... do some nation-building here at home. that's the right path. so read my plan, compare it to governor romney's... and decide which is better for you. it's an honor to be your president... and i'm asking for your vote... so together, we can keep moving america forward. i'm barack obama and i approve this message.
. october 25th marks the first eviction of the occupy encampment outside of city hall. police urging protesters if you go out, to please remain peaceful. >>> i tell you what, we may as well call this one deja torture all over again. the giants clinging to playoff life trying on avoid flatline status in the series. this comes after the 8-1 loss. they trail st. louis, 3-1. win today or kiss the world series dreams good-bye. we are hoping that is not going to happen. scott rece is live in st. louis right now. scott, the giants turning to mr. barry zito to keep the season alive. >> reporter: yeah, jon, backs against the wall again just like in cincinnati a week ago and in the case in cincinnati, it will be barry zito with the team needing three straight wins to advance to the next round. zito did not pitch well last wednesday, but the giants managed to win the ball game and they won the next two. that is why we are here in st. louis. zito has been a good luck charm for the team. if you go back six weeks, the giants have won his last 12 starts. including last wednesday when he did not pit
now making their way on to shore. ocea city. lewis delaware. these are the first ones that are going to have the tropical storm force wind. hurricane force gust as long the beaches do come during the day tomorrow. let's take a look right now. you can see the storm, clearly defined here. actually the eye starting to reform. it is starting to strengthen a little bit. not going to have much bearing though on the entire forecast. the latest wind. 75 miles an hour. movement to the northeast. at 14 miles an hour. it will eventually move back to the north-west. close to our area. by 8:30 tuesday morning. it should be very, very close to us. this is going to bring us a lot of different kind of weather. this is the biggest news. gusts of 60 miles an hour, potentially upwards of 70 miles an hour. a high wind warning in effect for the area. i will be back later on to update you about the warnings, watches, advisories. a lot of them. a lot to go through. we'll keep you posted right here. >> thank you, doug. hundreds of thousand of people have been evacuated tonight, in rehobeth beach, delaware.
for the second year in a row as top city in the u.s. great restaurants too. >>> now here's your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. after mitt romney's binder full of women remark at tuesday's debate, a coalition of women's groups in massachusetts said romney did not ask for resumes for women cabinet candidates. they went to him and romney's son tagg told the radio host what he wanted to do when president obama said his father was not telling the truth. >> jump out of your seat and take a swing at him but you know you can't do that because, well, first, because there's a lot of secret service between you and him but also because that's the nature of the process. >> 66.5 million watched the debate and reaction was in full swing on the campaign trail. joe biden stumping in nevada gave his own folksy take on the romney/ryan tax proposal. >> we learned that suddenly, suddenly governor romney lost that plan, that $5 trillion tax pl plan. >> a musician used to sing a song. >> and florida republican senate candidate connie mack debated bill nelson and both men objected to wha
in frederick, maryland. the crime strike includes the city's first year. someone shot and killed lamont george lee elohist early sunday morning. tonight more gun fire -- ellis early this morning. tonight more gunfire and fox 5 was on the scene. >> reporter: a lot going on in a short amount of time. the street violence broke out shortly after we arrived here in frederick about 5:30. we were talking to a police lieutenant about sunday's murder when all of a sudden you could hear gunshots fired from close by and then about an hour ago a vigil for lamont ellis. >> in the name of jesus, amen. >> reporr: lamont ellis had a lot of friends. they showed up to pay tribute to him in mullinex alley where he was found dead 2:30 sunday morning. his girl friend and children were at the vigil. ellis was remembered as the manager of the seafood department at a gaithersburg giants supermarket. >> he was a wonderful friend and a good father, had a big heart. he will be missed. >> he was a good guy, never bothered nobody ever. all he did was smile. >> reporter: his friend think he was the victim of a robbery,
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